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Category:   Application (Commerce)  >   PHP Simple Shop Vendors:
PHP Simple Shop Include File Error in 'abs_path' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016644
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4052   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 7 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP Simple Shop. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'abs_path' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to cause the target system to include and execute arbitrary PHP code from a remote location. The PHP code, including operating system commands, will run with the privileges of the target web service.

The following scripts are affected:


Ahmad Maulana a.k.a Matdhule reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary PHP code and operating system commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [ECHO_ADV_44$2006] PHP Simple Shop <= 2.0 (abs_path) Remote File


[ECHO_ADV_44$2006] PHP Simple Shop <= 2.0 (abs_path) Remote File Inclusion

Author		: Ahmad Maulana a.k.a Matdhule
Date Found	: August, 07th 2006
Location	: Indonesia, Jakarta
web		:
Critical Lvl	: Highly critical
Impact		: System access
Where		: From Remote

Affected software description:
PHP Simple Shop

Application	: PHP Simple Shop
version		: Latest version [2.0]
URL		:



In folder admin we found vulnerability script index.php
  index.php - $DATE$ - $TIME$ - $VERSION$
  PHP Simple Shop
  Copyright (c) 2001-2005 Turnkey Web Tools, Inc.

if (isset($abs_path) && $abs_path != "") {
    include $abs_path."admin/adminglobal.php";
} else {
    include "./adminglobal.php";

Input passed to the "abs_path" parameter in index.php is not
properly verified before being used. This can be exploited to execute
arbitrary PHP code by including files from local or external

Also affected files :


Proof Of Concept:

- Sanitize variable $abs_path on affected files.


I've been contacting the web/software administrator to tell about this hole in his system, 
but instead of giving  a nice response, he replied so rudely and arrogantly. 
I recommend not to use this product for your own sake.

~ solpot a.k.a chris, J4mbi  H4ck3r thx for the hacking lesson    :)   
~ y3dips,the_day,moby,comex,z3r0byt3,c-a-s-e,S`to,lirva32,anonymous
~ bius, lapets, ghoz, t4mbun_hacker, NpR, h4ntu, thama
~ Solpotcrew Comunity , #jambihackerlink #e-c-h-o
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